After many years at university I emerged poor but happy, with a fistful of degrees in arts, law and public policy. I put these to use for government, landing a coveted spot on the graduate trainee program, and rose through the policy adviser ranks. Along the way I honed my craft through briefings, correspondence, budget papers and a thousand entertaining emails.
A pause to grow children and play second fiddle to their father's career left a gaping hole in an otherwise promising resume. You know the tune.
Hoping to bridge the gap, I dusted off my back pack and enrolled at school again, hanging out with kids half my age and learning how to text with two thumbs. And be a journalist.
I'm a hack for hire now, enjoying the fruits of my education and finding new markets for my skills. I write for print and online, pitching to magazines and small business - anywhere people value grammar, spelling, storytelling and a dry wit.
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